Smoked? Or Fire Breathing? | Kinsmen Ribfest this weekend!

Ribs…ribs…ribs… Oh and Chicken – Pulled Pork – Food Trucks – and Jerk beef, jerk pork or jerk chicken. Whatever your palette craves and whatever level of spice: All at Cockshutt Park. Bring your appetite!  

At least 32,000 folks are expected to join you this weekend and over 6 tons of meat will be served for Brantfordians to compare and judge. Help The Kinsmen raise money to give back to those in need in our community.

Try ’em smoked or flamed.

Mayor Davis, MPP Bouma and Town Crier David McKee launched this glorious Kinsmen food event today and invited one and all to enjoy the weekend of celebration of neighbours, music, fun and frolic for kids of all ages. the music producer and MC , Jeff Harding promises a great event including a beer tent and fun for the adults. 

There are Food Trucks and a Kid Zone. Plus a couple dozen merchants to promote other events, services or products.


On stage will be: ‘Freedom Train’ Friday night; ‘Bar Code’ and ‘Butch Haller’ Saturday afternoon and evening.

The Ribbers have their challenge for fan based judging of their specialties

Route 55 based out of London and owned by Troy Kat put on 16-18 shows a year with a family handed down recipe from the United States and awards to be proud of.

Gator BBQ is based in Port Dover, famous for ribs and sauces, owned by Matt and Louise Smith who usually put on about 30 shows annually.

Brickyard BBQ, owned by Rueben Riley, based out of ‘The south Coast of Etobicoke’ is proud of his grandmother’s recipes from Jamaica and a promise of flavours with a spicy smack!

RazorBack BBQ, also based in Etobicoke is proud of their awards as Grand Champions at the CNE and Kingston, Stratford and Boston.

Last but not least is Brantford’s own Ribber Crazy Canuck, owned by Ron Brynaert, local boy who took his sister’s 25 year old business to another level and awards to prove it.

They also have takeout! but odds are, you will have eaten most before you leave…

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